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“A good Restaurant in the Center”

Ristorante & Pizzeria Gna Sara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: When you open a restaurant choices in the area of kitchen should make the owner are basically two: stay Anco-Rato local traditions or break away and fly towards dishes "foreigners", I mean as such even those in the immediate vicinanze.Il reasoning that leads inevitably to choose is the question whether people will be happy to eat if the food is similar to that of your own home or would prefer to find something diverso.Vi are local, especially in the south of nos- other country who have followed, with success, this second hypothesis by entering their menus of national and international. The "Signora Sara" has preferred to remain faithful to his land and today, almost forty years after the day that served as its first customer, can rightly be absent orgogliosa.Oggi anchors are things cinquan'anni ago revisited, refined and lightened on the cutting un'evoluzio- that it has followed the evolution of gusto.Era 1976 when San Vito Lo Capo , Tourist resort par excellence, located on a remote corner of the earth "Capo San Vito" pointing north, embedded between two nature reserves, "Riserva dello Zingaro" and "reserve" Mount Hood ", with almost three miles of golden sand, beautiful rivals the most renowned paradises of the South Seas that has experienced the last two decades a progression in the tourism sector that has no equal. Several residents that were fishermen, construction workers or peasants, who had the cunning and the will to look beyond ", to" dare ", investing and risking, well, the result gave them reason, including, Rosaria Graziano and her husband Anthony Barraco, they decided to start on the path of opening a small restaurant pizzeria cola "Signora Sara" . The first trend had been to offer customers good pizzas cooked in a wood oven and appetizers fried eggplant, zucchini, olives cunzati, fish and vegetables, cheeses and meats, only later, in the wake of the first success, pizzas and entrees "'Signora Sara" decided to enter the first and second courses. Today, not surprisingly, has become the most popular local San Vito Lo Capo is now managed since 1993 by his son Joseph and his wife Katia, where you can enjoy between the pizzas, the excellent "Rianata", the "Cabucio," the " Spiking "and among the first courses: the" couscous ", both fish and vegetables," Busiate "pesto alla Trapanese, all'aromatica and the slaughter masterfully prepared by Katia. To this we must add the good fish from San Vito served in many different ways, a rich selection of wines exclusively from Sicily and the excellent table service directed by Peppe who with his staff, courtesy and experience compliment.
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A good Restaurant in the Center”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

A good Restaurant in the center of San Vito near the beach. You have to take a No. at the front door (they are not taking reservations). The menu is nice and various -different kind of specialities. So enjoy it!

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Amazing seafood pasta”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This restaurant was always so busy in the evening, and we only got a chance to visit for Lunch on the last day of our holiday. It was worth the wait and one of the best meals we had in San Vito! The pasta we had was the most generous and freshest in terms of ingredients out of all the restaurants we visited in San Vito. They also have a good wine list selection. It is worth booking if you want to visit in the evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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Trieste, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing food but go early or prepare to queue!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went there after checking reviews on tripadvisor and had possibly the best meal of our holiday. We had fish. Fish was fresh and tasty. Dishes were made with local ingredients (no tourist traps!) and were fairly elaborate, with a symphony of flavours that developed in the mouth, portions were big, service was good, and the bill was very very fair (about 50 Euros for 2 including local wine). However, we went there around 7 pm, and soon after a long queue developed fairly rapidly outside, so my advice: book beforehand or go early!

  • Visited August 2013
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Rome, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Satisfying and Delightful”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

After initial reservations from seeing the many language options on the menu outside, it can safely be said that this restaurant is absolutely fantastic. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff are friendly and prompt. It is slightly more expensive than other restaurants in town, however, the service and quality of the food definitely justify the few extra euros.

Highlights of the menu were the mussels and the fresh, wood fired pizzas. Arrive early or book in advance, if possible, because although we were lucky with our table as we left there was a large crowd gathered and waiting for available tables. After eating there, it is totally understandable why people would choose to wait.

A great dining experience in a town filled with many great places to eat.

  • Visited July 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Ok pizza, terrible seafood antipasto”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

To begin with, the staff didn't understand customers well enough to be able to advise well on what to choose.
The mixed seafood antipasto was a disaster with deep fried fish more resembling what you can expect at a squalid Chinese restaurant than an Italian one close to the sea.
The pizzas were ok, but far from excellent.
The busiate (fresh pasta) with fresh tuna was quite bad with too much tomato and not enough taste.

Visited June 2013
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trattoriagnasara, Proprietario at Ristorante & Pizzeria Gna Sara, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
1) To begin with, let's talk fluent in three languages, English, French and German, so categorically rule out that it is not being understood by the staff , and one wonders how it is instead put her in foreign languages​​, in any case, the effort to put at ease a stranger do it all the time, it is in our nature to Siciliani, I was a week Stockholm and I would not have eaten, slept, did tours, and much more if I was not able to speak English or Swedish, otherwise no one would have considered, even in 5-star hotels where you must know different languages, Italian, including, for so the claim to go to Italy and find waiters who speak its language is absurd and unacceptable.

2) Do not cook fried fish and I do not see how we could serve her, from which pops out her magic cylinder, is inexplicable.

3) E 'duty to remind her who invented the pizza and those who brought in the world, ITALIAN, so I ask you to tell me which other excellent pizza compared to mine, perhaps with that Swedish?, Do not make me laugh! !.

4) The busiate that until now has never eaten anywhere else in the world because it is a traditional dish of our province and therefore not comparable to other, I wonder how he can express an opinion criticizing the preparation and ingredients , I accept the fact that you liked it, but please let go of the rest, Stockholm is full of places where they serve sandwiches filled with raw fish of all races, inedible for me being Italian, although this does not allow me to criticize the your tradition.


1)Tanto per cominciare, parliamo perfettamente tre lingue, inglese , francese e tedesco, quindi escludo categoricamente che non sia sta capita dal personale di sala, e c’è da chiedersi invece come sia messa lei a lingue straniere, in ogni caso lo sforzo di mettere a proprio agio uno straniero lo facciamo di continuo, è nella nostra natura di Siciliani, sono stato una settimana Stoccolma e non avrei mangiato, dormito, fatto escursioni e molto altro ancora se non fossi stato in grado di parlare l’inglese o lo svedese , diversamente nessuno mi avrebbe considerato, nemmeno negli alberghi a 5 stelle dove è obbligo conoscere diverse lingue, Italiano, compreso, per tanto la pretesa di arrivare in Italia e trovare camerieri che parlino la sua lingua è assurda e inaccettabile.
2) Non cuciniamo pesce fritto e non vedo come abbiamo potuto servirlo a lei, da quale cilindro magico salta fuori il suo, è inspiegabile.
3) E’ doveroso ricordarle chi ha inventato la pizza e chi l’ha portata nel mondo, gli ITALIANI, dunque le chiedo di dirmi con quale altra pizza eccellente a confrontato la mia, forse con quella Svedese?, non mi faccia ridere!!!.
4) Le busiate che prima di adesso non ha mai mangiato in nessun altro posto del mondo, perché si tratta di un piatto tradizionale della nostra provincia e per tanto non paragonabile ad altri , mi chiedo come possa esprimere un giudizio criticandone la preparazione e gli ingredienti , accetto il fatto che non le è piaciuta, ma la prego lasci perdere il resto, Stoccolma è piena di posti dove servono panini farciti con pesce crudo di tutte le razze, immangiabile per me che sono Italiano, malgrado questo non mi permetto di criticare la vostra tradizione.
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